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Colchester Zoo

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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
+44 1206 331292
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Amazing zookeeper for the day experience

I would highly recommend the zookeeper experiences offered by Colchester zoo. I recently took part... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lisa H
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Fantastic zoo at a great price

We have been here 10+ times in the last 3.5yrs. It’s such good value for money with the amount of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Natalie W
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. As you walk around the zoo there's plenty of play areas to try out including the indoor soft play area Jungle Tumble with a section for under 3s and all new play equipment where the kids can release their wild side! New enclosures include a walk through enclosure with butterflies and another with Rainbow Lorikeets offering visitors a chance to feed them a treat of nectar. Plus there's 'Bears of the Rising Sun', a state of the art enclosure which houses two beautiful sun bears , Jo Jo and Srey Ya. You can also come face to face with Komodo Dragons, see white rhino, giraffes, ostrich and kudu roaming together at Kingdom of the Wild and walk underwater through the 24m tunnel at the Playa Patagonia sealion pool. Learn more about the animals and see them up close by watching one of the 50 daily displays. You even get the fantastic opportunity to feed the elephants and giraffes yourself and take a ride on the 'Lost Madagascar Express' road train! Don't forget to pop into the discovery centre and have a go at handling some unusual bugs or get your face painted and transform yourself into your favourite animal!
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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
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+44 1206 331292
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I would highly recommend the zookeeper experiences offered by Colchester zoo. I recently took part for my birthday and had a wonderful day learning about elephants, tigers, bears, wolves, pigmy hippos, anteaters and Asian deer. There are other animal options available but my favourite animal...More

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been here 10+ times in the last 3.5yrs. It’s such good value for money with the amount of animals and things to do (it would cost us more to visit our local zoo which is less than half the size of Colchester. We...More

Thank Natalie W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing day out for anyone, friends, families, couples! There was plenty of space to park and different cafes and places a to eat. The animals enclosures are spacious and well looked after. Even during bad weather most enclosures show you the animals...More

Thank Bobbie S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brilliant day reasonably priced saved some money by buying ahead of time online which meant we didn't have to wait at the entrance and was fast tracked to the entrance turnstiles. Enjoyed seeing a wide variety of different animals all seemingly happy in there enclosure's...More

Thank deejar69
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have visited Colchester Zoo a few times as a couple and with our families (young children). The zoo is lovely and has so many different animals, however we find the admission prices expensive. To get your moneys worth and be able to see everything...More

Thank Emily A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a fantastic time I had yesterday at Colchester Zoo doing a 'Keeper Shadowing' experience with the lemurs. As part of the experience I got entry to the zoo for the day and to spend half an hour on my own in the lemurs enclosure...More

Thank Alison M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This zoo got a great selection of animals. It's perfect of anything kind of visit especially for kids. The zoo also offers chance for visitors to feed the giraffe, tigers or elephants.

Thank Kitty0811
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very polite and helpful staff. A very healthy collection of wildlife and decent viewing points for all enclosures. The layout could’ve been a little less confusing, nonetheless, a great day activity. You’d end up walking around 9 kms if you go through the entire zoo,...More

Thank Kunal S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A fantastic day out! But, the food is average. Just down the road is a burger bar called the Red Dog that topped off our day as perfect! A fantastic combo!

Thank Oliver G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Zoo during the first May bank holiday and really enjoyed it. From feeding the elephants to walking with sheep and goats to watching a lion vomit 2 metres away from you. The animals seem content and there is considerable space for them. For...More

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sueburr
17 May 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Sue, thank you for your message. Yes we do accept Tesco Day Entry Tokens on the door on the day of your visit. You will need to exchange your Clubcard points for Colchester Zoo admission ticket/s and bring the voucher/s... More
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Martinej
14 April 2018|
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Response from Sophie A | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't know. But there is a contact number at the bottom of said page. Why not call them and find out?
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